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Pronunciation: hownz'feld

Definition: Godfrey N., British electronics engineer, 1919–1975. Developed first practical computed tomography device, the EMI scanner; received the Nobel prize in Medicine in 1979 jointly with physicist A. M. Cormack.

See: Hounsfield unit, Hounsfield number

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